Harvard College is a close-knit undergraduate community within Harvard University. With world-class faculty, groundbreaking research opportunities, and a commitment to a diverse environment of bright, talented students, Harvard is more than just a place to get an education—it's where students come to be transformed.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Humanities

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

There is no single academic path we expect all students to follow, but the strongest applicants take the most rigorous secondary school curricula available to them. An ideal four-year preparatory program includes four years of English, with extensive practice in writing; four years of math; four years of science: biology, chemistry, physics, and an advanced course in one of these subjects; three years of history, including American and European history; and four years of one foreign language. Apply as a first-year student if you have completed less than a full year of college course work.

Transfer

Each year, we accept a small group (12 on average) of exceptional students to transfer to Harvard College from other similar liberal arts programs. To be eligible to transfer, you must have completed at least one continuous academic year in a full-time degree program at one college and not more than two academic years. You must complete at least two full years of study at Harvard. Once a student has completed more than two years total of college at another institution, regardless of courses taken, that student is no longer eligible for transfer admission.

Additional Information

We bring the best students to Harvard, regardless of their ability to pay. Thanks to our groundbreaking financial aid program, twenty percent of students pay nothing to attend, and more than half receive need-based scholarships. So, yes—you can afford Harvard.

Once you are admitted to Harvard, we work closely with your family to ensure you can afford to come here. Because we seek the best students regardless of their ability to pay, we are committed to meeting 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all four years.  See how affordable Harvard can be with our Net Price Calculator.

Learn more about our revolutionary financial aid program on our website at college.harvard.edu/financial-aid.

Visit us

Harvard may be the oldest college in the country, but it's certainly not a museum. Our community's spirit and exuberance are alive in every corner of the campus, and we can't wait to show you what makes Harvard a school like no other.

Admissions office

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School location
Address

86 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138, United States of America

Phone number

(617) 495-1551

Region

New England

New England